Taxonomy
Scientific Name
Schlechteranthus hallii L.Bolus
Higher Classification
Dicotyledons
Family
AIZOACEAE
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
2016/10/25
Assessor(s)
L. von Staden
Justification
Widespread and common across the Richtersveld, and not in danger of extinction.
Distribution
Endemism
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Northern Cape
Range
Richtersveld, Sendelingsdrif to Eksteenfontein and Vioolsdrif.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Terrestrial
Major habitats
Desert, Succulent Karoo
Description
Quartzitic, stony slopes, 300-750 m.
Threats
The most severe threat to plant species in the Richtersveld is widespread habitat degradation due to overstocking of communal rangelands. In many accessible areas, such as plains and lower mountain slopes close to settlements, overgrazing has caused a significant loss of species diversity and shrub cover. S. hallii is however still fairly common across most of the Richtersveld, and does not appear to be negatively impacted by grazing.
Population
Population trend
Stable
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Schlechteranthus hallii L.BolusLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Bibliography

Klak, C. and Bruyns, P. 2016. Expansion of Schlechteranthus (Ruschioideae, Aizoaceae) to include Polymita, with a new species from Namaqualand, South Africa. South African Journal of Botany 103:70-77.


Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Snijman, D.A. 2013. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 2: The extra Cape flora. Strelitzia 30. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.


Citation
von Staden, L. 2016. Schlechteranthus hallii L.Bolus. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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